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of the damage claims. governor cuomo and i have spent hours and hours speaking to individual members of the house and senate, to answer their questions. we worked with president obama and his administration and satisfied them of the urgent need of the $60 billion aid package. this was good enough for 62 united states senators of both parties to vote for this package. this was good enough for majority of the house of representatives. it overcame all the factual challenges, it just could not overcome the toxic interl politics of the house majority. finally, new jersey and new york are perennially among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. we vote for disaster relief for other states in need, we are donor states, spending -- sending much more to washington, d.c. than we ever get back in federal spending. despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help, six times longer than the victims of katrina, with no end in sight. americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this cong
those items are not in the house bill. the mayor, the governors, both christie and cuomo came and made sure, they itemized everything and those items were not included in the house bill. >> all right, so those are taken out. that's one good thing. we're in an environment where a fiscal cliff deal comes along and nobody's really thrilled about what they got, but we did get something that increases deficits, so people say how can we go no matter how good the cause and spend another $60 billi billion. >> emergency disaster funding have always been different. americans. and when americans are in trouble because of a national disaster, we come to one another's aids. what we were concerned about, democrats and republicans, individuals from new york, connecticut, new jersey, but we also had colleagues come from around the country, is that why change the standards now? because the standards have been the same. when katrina happened, let's do it. within ten days. $60 billion was there. when there's a small town, where there's a tornado or some other national disaster, we say let's do it. that's
could fall there. drew cuomo is urging folks to stay off the road if possible. it is wet, lever, raising the risk of falling tree limbs, making shoveling the sidewalk harder, we all know that. the storm is not expected to leave the region until tomorrow. not soon enough for millions of people trying to catch a plane for the holiday week, but they can't. more than 360 flights have been canceled so far today. now that is on top of the more than 1,700 flights that were scrapped yesterday. there are also plenty of delays, the longest at the airports in new york and boston. but people flying out of washington and philadelphia can also expect some delays. >>> same winter storm system that is covering upstate new york in snow sent tornadoes ripping through the deep south. i want you to take a look at this. this is from surveillance cameras at a walgreens. this is in mobile, alabama. you have cars and trucks tossing cars around like toys in the parking lot. >> i haven't been in a war zone but i'm sure this is what it looks like. a bunch of tin, all this stuff after the building s lying in te par
of the two states, governor cuomo of new york and chris christi of new jersey. >> dan, thanks very much. >>> while republicans have been fighting among themselves over the fiscal cliff deal and the disaster relief, we're learning of an angry and foul-mouthed exchange between the house speaker john boehner and harry reid days before the deal. it was touched off by this comment from harry reid. >> the american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the house of representatives to get what they want. john boehner seems to care more about keeping his speakership than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> our senior congressional correspondent, dana bash, is joining us with more on this story. pick it up for our viewers, because some ugly words were exchanged. >> reporter: that's right. this incident happened last friday in the lobby of the white house when they were waiting to go into meet with the president on the fisc
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